Pluralistic: What Americans want (18 Oct 2023)

Today’s links What Americans want: Term limits for Congress, pack the Supreme Court, abolish the Electoral College, get money out of politics. Hey look at this: Delights to delectate. This day in history: 2003, 2013, 2018, 2022 Colophon: Recent publications, upcoming/recent appearances, current writing projects, current reading What Americans want (permalink) If you aspire to be a Very Serious Person (and whomst amongst us doesn’t?) then you know why we can’t have nice things. The American people won’t stand for court packing, Congressional term limits, the abolition of the Electoral College, or campaign finance limits. Politics is the art of the possible, and these just aren’t possible. Friends, you’ve been lied to. The latest Pew Research mega-report investigates Americans’ attitudes towards politics, and honestly, the title says it all: “Americans’ Dismal Views of the Nation’s Politics”: The American people hate Congress. They hate the parties. They hate the president. They hate the 2024 presidential candidates. They loathe the Supreme Court. Approval for America’s bedrock institutions are at historic lows. Disapprovals are at historic highs. The report’s subtitle speaks volumes: “65% say they always or often feel exhausted when thinking about politics.” Who can blame them? After all: “63% express not too much or no confidence at all in the future of the U.S. political system.” “Just 4% of U.S. adults say the political system is working extremely or very well”: that is to say, there are more Americans who think Elvis is alive than who think US politics are…Pluralistic: What Americans want (18 Oct 2023)

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